Sarah Huckabee Sanders: James Comey Gave False Testimony


At Monday's press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answered questions about Steve Bannon's interview on 60 Minutes and former FBI Director James Comey.

JEFF MASON, REUTERS: Sarah, a few questions.

One, do you have a reaction to Steve Bannon's comments on "60 Minutes," saying that the firing of James Comey was the biggest political mistake in modern history?

And secondly, if you could look forward to tomorrow a little bit and the president's meeting with the Malaysian prime minister, what do you expect to achieve during that meeting? And will the president address or avoid the issue of the (inaudible) investigation into him?

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, WHITE HOUSE: Pretty wide-ranging topics, so I'll try to make sure I cover -- first, on the Comey firing, I think that we've been pretty clear what our position is. And certainly I think that that has been shown in the days that followed that the president was right in firing Director Comey.

Since Director Comey's firing, we've learned new information about his conduct that only provided further justification for that firing, including giving false testimony, leaking privileged information to journalists. He went outside of the chain of command and politicized an investigation into a presidential candidate.

I think the president's been very clear about his position on that front. He's very pleased with the new director, and has full confidence in him to fully restore and lead the FBI.

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